A tale of two tons

Stevenage seconds beat high-flying Cockfosters in a real run feast. After the loss of an early wicket, Saeed Ali and Sohail Idress came together at the crease. The pair raced passed their fifties and Idress reached his ton first, shortly followed by Ali a

Stevenage seconds beat high-flying Cockfosters in a real run feast.

After the loss of an early wicket, Saeed Ali and Sohail Idress came together at the crease.

The pair raced passed their fifties and Idress reached his ton first, shortly followed by Ali as the partnership exceeded 200.

It helped Stevenage gain their maximum 10 batting points and left Cockfosters unable to gain a point.

Idress departed for a superb 130 and soon after Stevenage lost Ali for a classy 103.

The remaining batsmen failed to make an impression due to tight bowling and some variable bounce reducing them to 278-8 off 50 overs.

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Cockfosters' reply saw Fisher make a hard-hit 97 as they reached 178-4.

Stevenage started to pick up regular wickets and with the return of Ian Brown late in the game in tandem with Idress (17-3-71-4), Cockfosters started to look for the draw.

Brown had Xavier trapped leg before for a stubborn 20 to bowl Cockfosters out for 231 and pick up four late wickets.

The third team were bowled out for 61 to lose by nine wickets to Ickleford Cricketers.

The fourths won by two runs against Botany Bay 3rds despite scoring just 114, Terry Ashby top scoring on 17.

Ashby (17-4-46-4) and Trevor Scott-Hibbert (11.2-4-30-4) destroyed the Botany Bay batting as they collapsed to 112 all out.

P Sunday's President's match saw the Club XI chase 168 for victory. Rob Austin (37) and Andy Burroughes (34) top scored for the President's XI and Laurie Brown (56) led the charge for a comfortable victory for the Club XI.